Saturday, August 30, 2008

Prescriptions can be difficult to fill around storms

From (LA):
As people stock up on hurricane supplies, they are finding it may cost more money than they budgeted for.

That's because when it comes to one necessity – medications -- health insurance companies haven't built in a plan for hurricanes.

In Metairie, people crowded a local drug store getting prepared for Gustav.

"People coming in like crazy buying water. We sold 4 pallets of water yesterday and I thought it was going to slow up, but it's moving out as much as we can and batteries," says Greg Ciolino, C's Store Manager

And along with water and batteries, there is another necessity they are hurrying to buy.

"We're here for our medicine and it is the first thing we thought about when the storm was coming," says shopper Paul Clement, Sr. ...more

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